Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 15, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 1 year ago

    1988 wasn’t that great. The Mets lost to the Dodgers in the NLCS.

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    drivingfuriously Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Don’t read the comments!

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    kaffekup   over 1 year ago

    Well, at least the Internets give you the time. Speaking of which, she doesn’t even have a clock.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pig, you should have stopped after the first 2 comments.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    I was only four years old back in ‘88. The only plus thing about it that I recall was the birth of my mother’s second-born grandnephew.

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    chris_weaver  over 1 year ago

    Internet killed the telephone star!

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    willispate  over 1 year ago

    how does she get out of that house?

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    Her dial telephone was old technology even in 1988.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 1 year ago

    She can’t tell the time because she’s too busy gabbing with people like Pig!

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    Pig step away from the Debbie Downer pills …. Croc Power !

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    dadoctah  over 1 year ago

    “…but most of the people on the internet just said you were obviously fake and that there’s no such thing as a Time Lady”.

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    jmcenanly  over 1 year ago

    She was quite attractive when she was younger.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  over 1 year ago

    Glad I was born in the late 90s.

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    mjb515  over 1 year ago

    There is also the fact that the internet updates our devices knowledge of what time it is, so they don’t have to call her.

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    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  over 1 year ago

    I remember having to listen to a commercial before I would be given the time on the phone line…

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    eddie6192  over 1 year ago

    Meridian 6-1212.

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    Reader  over 1 year ago

    She wouldn’t give me the time of day.

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    wrd2255  over 1 year ago

    Hey, pig, you were doing OK, but then The Internet said #STFU. #TheOtherWhiteMeat

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    Xicks  over 1 year ago

    She was around until September 2007, apparently.

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    jc17  over 1 year ago

    I won’t even bother to comment about this.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Time Lady just joined the Navy. Call 202-762-1401. (Actually, that’s Fred Covington’s voice. He’s been dead since 1993, but it’s probably the most outstanding example of technological immortality outside the Internet. Or you can call WWV at 303 499-7111. That’s always been John Doyle. Still alive, I believe.)

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Have some POP-CORN, if you have the time.

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    At the tone, the time will be………RIP

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    Snoots  over 1 year ago

    Internet commenters: 2% brilliance, 99.5% idiots. Except for us. And yes, the math works. If you don’t understand that you’re an uneducated moron. And your mother mainlined Jolt Cola. I require 15 links proving otherwise or you’re a doo-doo head. ;D

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    YippiKiAyMofo  over 1 year ago

    She is a hussy: she puts out ALL the time.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    That’s the year I was born

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    B UTTONS  over 1 year ago

    He must be reading Rat’s comment. She wants to go back to 1988 to make sure Rat cannot come into existance, either by eliminating his family line, or making sure Pastis chooses a different career.

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    eladee AKA Wally  over 1 year ago

    There is no truth anymore. There is only public opinion—and that is constantly changing.

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    Bruce388  over 1 year ago

    Gahan Wilson drew a cartoon of an old woman with a bell and little hammer, calling out each minute. I went looking for it and now I have a whole page of his cartoons to scrutinize. I’ll be occupied for the rest of the day.

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    COL Crash  over 1 year ago

    A lot of folks who look for confirmation within the Internet and all the Social Media platforms only find condemnation from the ignorant fools who don’t even know them.

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member over 1 year ago

    There’s an interesting bit on “the time lady” in the original novel “The Andromeda Strain” (small spoiler — same lady does the time for self-destruct count-down at Wildfire)

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Buy an “atomic” clock or dial up WWV on short wave. (Or just ignore the whole thing. I sometimes forget what day it is)

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    DCBakerEsq  over 1 year ago

    And these were just the comments on GoComics …

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    zeexenon  over 1 year ago

    I, as a worker bee, and to get from SE WI to Indy for meetings. To depart in time, I had to call there for the time, but they had no time voice response unit, so I called a bank. Indy was not only in some other time zone, but they also didn’t change to DST, like Phoenix. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. (Yes I thought not changing to DST was the brightest idea and must have been handed down to them by the Creator.)

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Cartoon-Boy! Stop beating up on Time Lady! It’s bad enough that she lives all alone in the frickin’ desert and is out of work after such a noble career of selfless service!

    Respect to Pig for trying to help….

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    zaz  over 1 year ago

    Poor time lady

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